Is it not something you can do yourself Rae?
Hello Andy,reshiming isn’t a problem
You need to see what shims you have already and then work out what can mix and match before you know what you need to buy Rae. That’s the way I did it but I wasn’t wanting to spend mega bucks on shims I didn’t needHello Andy,
Having never done one, I can't answer that. What I can say is the shims seem a tad expensive........depending on how many you need. Can't see what was wrong with tappets, nice and simple. I suppose shimming can't be any worse than those conical screws that were fitted to the Bedford 2.3 slant engine.
Hello Richard,It looks like oil starvation, or shimmed up incorrectly which could give low compression if the valves are not shutting fully or soon enough
Hello Mark,I reckon you've got enough evidence to justify pulling the head and consider rebuilding it.
Just changing the cam (and probably the buckets) is unlikely to cure the low compression which are probably valves not sealing.
With replacement heads not available this is the only option short of an exchange engine
Hello Mark,Hardest part will be finding a good engine remanufacturer to do it.
Hello Neil,Is it not something you can do yourself Rae?
Hello Neil,You need to see what shims you have already and then work out what can mix and match
Hello Neil,A mate used a 2litre pinto engine
Sorry Rae, for some reason I thought it was a pinto engine you had put in it. Feckin dementia eh? LolHello Neil,
I've got two 2litre Pinto engines sitting in the garden as we speak (lovely engine). In fact, the last one I had I bored it out to 2.1 and had all manner of goodies to make it go better. Alas, it has gone but I still have some of the bits, like the inlet manifold that takes four Yamaha carburettors and the headers but enough of this nonsense. The engine that is fitted into this van is a Peugeot 1.9 petrol, if it had been a Fordy I can assure you it would have been sorted a long, long time ago.
Hello Bazz,Are you going to take the head off ? Their must be some metal in the oil from the worn out cams that could have scratched the bores , hope you get sorted and soon . Bazz